1 Prince cohorted with Al Sharpton; Gave money to families of Trayvon Martin and Eric Garner
Prince’s voice soared on stage — but he was also a behind-the-scenes
humanitarian who once quietly donated money to the family of Trayvon
Martin, the Rev. Al Sharpton said Thursday.
Sharpton recalled receiving a surprise phone call from the iconic
singer in the wake of the 2012 shooting death of the unarmed 17-year-old
“I will never forget when he called me and said he had some funds he
wanted to give to Trayvon Martin’s family,” Sharpton said. “Just out of
the blue. Just out of the clear blue.”“He didn’t want anybody to know,” Sharpton added. “He didn’t even want
Trayvon Martin’s family to know where the funds came from.”
From that point on, Sharpton received sporadic calls from Prince about different social issues.
“He didn’t want to get involved in partisan politics. He was very
concerned about human rights,’ Sharpton said. “We spent hours talking
about his concerns about technology and getting those skills to inner
city youth.”Sharpton said the Minneapolis-born musician once arranged for www.nydailynews.com/new-york/family-eric-garner-accept-5-9m- to attend one of his concerts in Baltimore.
All the while, Prince pushed for social change in his own unique way.
“He would make social statements the way he made musical statements —
at his own pace. He marched to the beat of his own drummer,” Sharpton
“He wasn’t the kind you called into a rally. He called you to something he really wanted to do.
“There is no way to measure how much he will be missed. We’ll never
have another Prince. Millions of people of all races and backgrounds are
saddened today with the sudden loss of a true Prince who was a really
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